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2 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

 

  Or is it senility?  🤔

Z51...Z71

 

 

Well, they are only 20 units apart..easy mistake.   GM does some odd stuff in how they use w/ alphanumeric trim names and packages...consider ZR1 and ZR2...1 digit different, yet products so different...

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'49 Indy 500 pace car. I read initially they packed the rocket fender ornament with dry ice so it would 'smoke' as it drove, but upon testing, found it annoyed/bothered the driver too much, so didn't get to do that on race day.

49 Olds pace car.png

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Finally watched "Ford vs Ferrari" with the family.  Great movie.  My wife and kids loved it too.

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Well, we're up to 500 pages of random thoughts!

Random thought:  while inconvenient for a big hub city like New York, the Big Apple sure looks like a postcard when blanketed in snow.

Stay safe, all you folks living in areas experiencing adverse weather.

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Dreary gray morning here in the Cleveland burbs...rain, freezing rain and flurries..glad I don't have to commute.

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2 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

Well, we're up to 500 pages of random thoughts!

Random thought:  while inconvenient for a big hub city like New York, the Big Apple sure looks like a postcard when blanketed in snow.

Stay safe, all you folks living in areas experiencing adverse weather.

Snow covers the grim underneath. :P 

Frozen sunny days here in the West, aka Seattle. Wish it would rain here so we get snow in the mountains to ski. :( 

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3 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

Dreary gray morning here in the Cleveland burbs...rain, freezing rain and flurries..glad I don't have to commute.

Missing PHX about now? :D 61 right now, 45 this morning. Beautiful! If you say "No" I know you're lying! :roflmao:

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Raining like hell here in the SF Bay Area. 56 deg F.

Well, at least the turbos are making more power. Cool and humid is good. That's like denser air and water injection. Besides, the Pilot Sport 4S is actually pretty good in the rain (surprisingly).

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4 minutes ago, USA-1 said:

Missing PHX about now? :D 61 right now, 45 this morning. Beautiful! If you say "No" I know you're lying! :roflmao:

I do kind of miss Dec through maybe Feb.   I loathe May through Sept there though...

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1 minute ago, Robert Hall said:

I do kind of miss Dec through maybe Feb.   I loathe May through Sept there though...

Nov. through May more like. June through Sept. is triple digits. Even Oct. this year was awesome. Mid to upper 80's. Beaut!!

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On 9/9/2019 at 9:16 AM, Drew Dowdell said:

@dwightlooi - I had an off-topic question for you.  

Why couldn't a pushrod engine or even a SOHC engine still have 4 valves per cylinder?

They can. Google GM Duramax 6.6 turbodiesel (L5P) -- that's pushrods, 4-valves and 910 ft-lbs @ 1,600 rpm. Also, most of the Honda Civic engines in the 1990s and 2000s were SOHC 4-valve designs -- Google Honda D16/D17. Even today, the 3.5V6 in the Pilot, Odyssey and (Acura) MDX is a SOHC 4-valve design -- Google Hona J35.

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38 minutes ago, dwightlooi said:

They can. Google GM Duramax 6.6 turbodiesel (L5P) -- that's pushrods, 4-valves and 910 ft-lbs @ 1,600 rpm. Also, most of the Honda Civic engines in the 1990s and 2000s were SOHC 4-valve designs -- Google Honda D16/D17. Even today, the 3.5V6 in the Pilot, Odyssey and (Acura) MDX is a SOHC 4-valve design -- Google Hona J35.

Cool, thanks!

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Seems the April 2020 New York Auto show will be missing two of the biggest German makers, Mercedes-Benz and BMW are going alternative ways to show off their new product launches and reach out to potential customers. 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/mercedes-benz-new-york-auto-show/

Detroit, Chicago and now New York MB will not be at, they state that BMW has nixed this upcoming NY auto show too. The only question is the late fall LA auto show, will Mercedes-Benz show up there or not?

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6 hours ago, dfelt said:

Seems the April 2020 New York Auto show will be missing two of the biggest German makers, Mercedes-Benz and BMW are going alternative ways to show off their new product launches and reach out to potential customers. 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/mercedes-benz-new-york-auto-show/

Detroit, Chicago and now New York MB will not be at, they state that BMW has nixed this upcoming NY auto show too. The only question is the late fall LA auto show, will Mercedes-Benz show up there or not?

Here the PHX IAS only had the C Class, SL, GLS and a GLC I think that's it, no other CUV's, E or S Class. BMW only had X5, the new X7 and a 3 Series.  And they were basically sharing a section, pretty weird.

Bummed Aston didn't have the new DBX CUV as it's supposed to launch late Spring 2020. They had a DB11 out.

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5 hours ago, ocnblu said:

Whoaaaa

WOW 😐 Such a soft voice for being so young.

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Interesting read on the current state of the global economy.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmauldin/2019/12/03/we-are-on-the-brink-of-the-second-great-depression/ We Could Be Nearing The Second Great Depression - Forbes

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4 hours ago, ykX said:

They have been saying same thing for at least last 1.5 years.  Yet, nothing happened.

I am not saying it will not happen, maybe it will.  However, if it happens, many economists will say we predicted it, while they were wrong many times, before their "professional prediction" really came true.

Yup, shows desperation to the point of wishing economic hardship.  Extremism.

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1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Had a friend over and put the tree up. Happy holidays everyone.

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Awesome 3 Amigo's! :metal:

@Drew Dowdell Is that a Trumpet I see in the background? If so, what brand and who plays?

Grew up playing trumpet and piano focused on Jazz all the way till college. Then my daughter took the trumpet and piano over. :) 

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